Saturday, January 23, 2021

S.E.X. New Release~ Under His Spell by Frey Ortega




Blurb:

Bennett Landry used to live in a nightmare he thought would go on forever. Battered, broken and abused, the poor young warlock didn't think that he would ever feel safe again... until the Blanchard coven came and saved him.

Elijah Lillegard was always a hopeless romantic, hiding his romance novels and his sweet side away; picturing a beautiful, idyllic life with his mate by his side--completely under their spell.

Little did they both know, however, that fate had other plans.

Pulled into a mating bond neither one saw coming, Elijah now must contend with his picturesque future being shattered in favor of a mate who still feared every shadow that lurked around every corner. Bennett now has to figure out whether he sees a future for himself within the coven, or if he even sees any kind of future at all.

And when the past still comes back to haunt them both, can their blossoming new bond survive the trials and tribulations that await?

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Under His Spell is the second book of the Blanchard Coven series. It is M/M, HEA, dark and moody, and is best enjoyed not as a stand-alone, but after reading the previous book as well!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SW89TWZ

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08SW89TWZ

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08SW89TWZ

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08SW89TWZ

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08SW89TWZ

Available for Kindle Unlimited

 

Excerpt:

It didn’t happen every night the way it used to, but every so often, the same nightmares came back to haunt him. There was always a pair of blood red eyes watching his every move, waiting for him to mess up—always a cruel smile with fangs showing, ready to tear at his flesh.

Bennett Landry’s pulse raced. He felt this lump at the back of his throat from the tears that would no longer fall. There was a deep, rolling pain in his stomach that accentuated the dryness that went all the way from his tongue down his throat. He coughed and hacked, but felt no relief for the scratchiness in his throat or the audible protests of his belly. In his nightmares, his voice was always hoarse, but he continued to chant in a soft, low tone. Any thought that passed his mind was quickly pushed away in favor of continuing the almost guttural drone of a spell he’d been forced to cast.

As a warlock, Bennett was sure there was a hell. This was probably his own version of it—a punishment for karma left over from a past life. His soul probably inhabited some murderer of children or destroyer of innocence. Why else would he suffer through these horrid dreams over and over?

Most nights, he remembered feeling a pair of fangs impale him, like the phantom sensation of a pair of thin knives plunging into the crook of his neck. It happened in thousands of different nights and thousands of different occasions, all of them led to this ever-building delirium that settled in his feverish brain—so weak that he couldn’t concentrate, a fog descending over his consciousness—his vision blurry whenever he opened his eyes.

“You’re beginning to taste more and more like rancid meat,” the voice said to him angrily, and yet Bennett could offer no protest, not even a whimper, let alone a single tear.

Bennett remembered the threats, and this feeling in his chest like his heart was being yanked downward, through his stomach. Bennett remembered the things being thrown, the objects breaking and shattering all around him, with the intent of keeping him docile and fearful.

Shadows always loomed over him. At his weakest, all Bennett could hope for was death. There was the possibility that even that wouldn’t have saved him.

Everywhere he turned, darkness. Like the all-consuming oblivion after the moment of death, Bennett hoped it was just a tunnel of black ushering him into the next life.

Pain.

Those blood red eyes haunted him. They were the one image seared in the nothingness, keeping him anchored in this life, staying his soul from moving to the next.

The warlock tossed and turned, but he couldn’t pull free. Bennett had to find a way out. The walls were closing in on him. He couldn’t breathe. He just had to find a way out. He had to get away from this…madman.

“Bennett.”

It was the barest wisp of a voice trying to reach out to him. There was the slightest flicker of light in the horizon that accompanied it, calling to Bennett. It reminded him of that moment of freedom when Bennett could finally escape the shackles that were forced upon him. The moment when he found the strength to undo the shackles of the young human beside him, and they ran out, hand-in-hand, into the light of day.

“Bennett. It’s just a dream.”

It brought him a sick sense of satisfaction to know that the monster that haunted his subconscious was nothing more than piles of ash scattered in the wind, and the image of his scorched body brought Bennett a sense of peace nothing else could have given him. It felt like a warm blanket had wrapped around him, securing him.

There was no more Marcel Dubois. Because of that, Bennett wanted to live.


Frey Ortega writes erotic romance, primarily of the gay variety. She lives in what a friend affectionately calls “the south-easternmost part of Spain,” which is an archipelago called the Philippines. She’s a graduate of the Royal, Pontifical, and Catholic University in Manila, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Primarily, she works as a writer, a novelist, and overall a homebody who spends way too much time on the internet.

She loves writing about people, especially people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, falling in love. You might also find her playing video games from time to time! Her favorite ones are MMORPGs, and role-playing games in general (and not just the ones in the bedroom.)

Visit her website at:
http://www.freyortegawrites.com/

Follow her on social media!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Frey-Ortega/e/B00P50H6AC

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2021 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, January 15, 2021

S.E.X. Review~ The World According to Liam by V.L. Locey

 




Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 51,662 words 

According to Liam Series

Book #1 - Life According To Liam - Buy Links
Book #2 - Christmas According To Liam - Buy Links
Book #3 - Love According To Liam - Buy Links

Blurb

When you see the world through the eyes of a child, there’s magic everywhere.

And crumbs. Lots of crumbs…

But that’s not going to stop Mike and Bryn Kneller from traveling with their nephew Liam at their side. Not that deciding to take the lad to visit Bryn’s homeland was an easy decision for the two recently wedded men despite how much they adore the boy. This trip was supposed to be a romantic anniversary trip after all.

However, life, as it does, tends to lead us down a path of its own choosing. Combining an unexpected announcement from a family member with the not-so-subtle pleadings of Bryn’s parents, the decision was made. With lots of hand sanitizer and a heaping helping of patience, the journey begins, leading Bryn and Mike to discover a great deal about themselves, their marriage, and their plans for the future.


USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.



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Looking at the world through the eyes of a child was always unexpected and a tad bit daunting, but V.L. Locey did it with clarity and a whole lot of panache. The World According to Liam was an excellent continuation of Bryn and Mike’s lives as they toggle thru with their nephew in tow.

I adored this family, including all the secondary characters. Bryn and Mike always made the best of any situation no matter the smallest or largest detail and came out, although sometimes a little sticky, better on the other end. The mere fact that these two men in the start of wedded bliss decided to take a young child with them on a honeymoon journey overseas was enough to make me go “things that make you go hum”.

Liam once again stole the show. I do not know how Ms. Locey did it, but her ability to create a child character and infuse reality was uncanny. From what Liam says, to his mannerisms, I pictured my own children with their hands on their hips and never knowing what would come out of their mouths next.

Bryn’s parents and grandmother created an entire new realm to their family, and I hoped to see them in subsequent books.

The World According to Liam was loaded with reality, realism, and the largest dose of love imaginable. Ms. Locey’s evolution as a prolific writer transcends through Liam and simply put- keeps giving.

A must read, the According to Liam series should not be missed.

A five handcuff review

 


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2021 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

S.E.X. Audiobook Review~ Tic-Tac-Mistletoe~ Written by N.R. Walker, Narrated by Glen Lloyd

Hamish Kenneally is moving from Australia to the US for a fresh start, beginning with Christmas at his sister’s place in Idaho. When a snowstorm diverts his plane to Montana and leaves him stranded two days before Christmas, he hires a car and drives right into a blizzard.

Ren Brooks has always called Hartbridge, Montana, and his family hardware store, home. After a few failed attempts at love, he’s resigned to being single forever—after all, no guy wants to stay in his sleepy little town for long. And after his dad’s passing earlier in the year, Ren’s Christmas is looking bleak. But when a car runs off the road in front of his property, Ren pulls the driver out and takes him home to get out of the cold.

With the storm and the holidays leaving Hamish with nowhere else to go, Ren kindly offers a place to stay. Hamish is certain he’s crashed right into a Hallmark Christmas movie, despite more car delays and road closures and the prospect of not seeing his sister for Christmas. And with help from Hamish, Ren is beginning to feel a little Christmas cheer.

These two unlikely strangers have more in common than they first realise, and after two days of Christmas decorations, cookies, and non-stop conversation, it looks like Christmas might be saved after all.


DETAILS

Author: N.R. Walker
Narrator: Glen Lloyd
Publisher: Blueheart Press
Run time: 5 hours 17 minutes
Release Date: 12/17/2020



Let’s talk about a feel-good book. Tic-Tac-Mistletoe by N.R. Walker was the sweetest most feel good Christmas book I have read in a while. Hamish and Ren were not only perfect for each other, they were perfectly perfect. Not in an unbelievable and unrealistic way, because Ms. Walker doesn’t know how to write fake. She wrote believable men in a crazy situation and left the reader feeling warm and fuzzy.

The quips were hilarious, and the use of media quotes had me thinking of my own family time and the ever ranting of speaking in “lines”.

Hamish’s introduction to America, Montana more specifically, was so well written, I almost thought I was in the picturesque town of Hartbridge. Snow for miles, frigid temperatures, hot chocolate, and a hunky lumberjack, Ren, with a coat & shoe wearing dog. Hamish’s inner monologue gave the reader an insight to a foreigners first encounter with snow and the hilarious stereotypes thought about.

Ms Stevens never fails to deliver lovely characters with depth and clarity. I’m not sure there’s not a thing this prolific author can not write.

Hamish and Ren wormed into my heart and made the holiday season all the better.

Definite S.E.X.

A five handcuff review

 


Audiobook Review

If I thought reading Tic-Tac-Mistletoe was an awesome read, listening to it was even better! Glen Lloyd delivered a narration taken directly from my mind, complete with Hamish’s crazy self-talk and Ren’s what in the world is going on talk. I am always amazed when a narrator can take a well written story and add to it by voice control, inflection, and characterization. Mr. Lloyd delivered life into Ms. Walker’s feel good story and made me smile, laugh, and just plain feel warm all over.

I highly recommend Tic-Tac-Mistletoe, whether in written word or audio.

Definite S.E.X.

A five handcuff review


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2021 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, December 28, 2020

S.E.X. Review~ Secret Santa by Jay Northcote- Narrated by Hamish Long


Keeping secrets is never a good way to start a relationship...


Theo hardly has time to date. Between work and caring for his four-year-old son there aren’t many hours left over. He’s lonely though, so he joins a hook-up app and starts chatting to a guy called Luke. Luke seems friendly and they arrange to meet. Theo doesn’t mention that he has a child. It’s early days and he’s worried about putting Luke off before they get to know each other.

Luke is currently working as Santa at the local shopping mall. He figures Theo never has to know. Christmas will be over soon and Luke will move on to a new, less embarrassing job. He’s surprised when Theo and a little boy visit Santa one afternoon. Theo doesn’t recognise Luke, and Luke realises he’s not the only one with a secret.

Despite misgivings on both sides, they start dating, and the chemistry is amazing. But as Christmas approaches their secrets pile up like colourful packages under the tree. If they’re not careful, they’ll lose the best gift of all—each other.



Secret Santa by Jay Northcote and narrated by Hamish Long was sweet and sappy, and just the right amount of Christmas cheer.

Luke and Theo met on Grindr app, with plans for a promising hook up, but unbeknownst to Theo, they subsequently met when Theo brought his son Archie to meet Santa. Not wanting to scare a perspective boyfriend, Theo never told Luke about Archie and then the secrets began.

I enjoyed the story but had a bit of difficulty with the lying to each other. I understood the reasoning and the light-heartedness, but…..All in all, the book hit the mark for a quick read or listen to.

Hamish Long did a wonderful job of narrating this sweet read, utilizing inflection and voice changes to deliver the tale. Nicely done!

Frisky but Nothing too Kinky

A three and a half handcuff review


Four star review for the narration


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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, December 14, 2020

S.E.X. Review~ Believe in Me by Kris Jacen


Trish Peterson had left the touring company and given up her dream of dancing on Broadway to marry. Two years later, a pair of Green Berets showing up at her door brought her world crashing down. Helping a friend gives her something to do but she’s not sure it’s the best thing to help her heal.
 


Master Sergeant Mike Mullvaney was looking forward to some downtime with his new assignment. Coming home from his last deployment to find that his fiancĂ©e had taken just about everything he owned was a major blow. Seeing two of his best friends find the “perfect for them” wives made him wonder if there was even one for him — and if he could open his heart and trust again.
 


When Trish and Mike meet, sparks fly but neither is willing to open themselves up. When witnessing a tragedy throws them into each other’s arms, can they finally give in and love again?



Believe in Me by Kris Jacen was a lovely addition to the With Me series. Believe in Me was the story of Trish and Mike; how they met, and how their lives were intertwined with the Heptad.

What I adored about the series is not only the sexy and likable characters, but the intertwining of the lives of the books in the series. The world building created by Ms. Jacen told a story of many lives and the affect they had on each other through good times and bas.

Trish and Mike were a special couple, each went through rough and dire times, but together and with the help of their loving friends they found comfort in each other’s arms.

I do not believe there was a single couple in the With Me series by Kris Jacen that this reader has not fallen in love with.

Definite S.E.X.

A five handcuff review

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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

S.E.X. Review~ Operation Fake Relationship by Jay Northcote

Can a fake relationship between best friends turn into the real thing?

After years of estrangement from his parents, Nick is finally going home for Christmas, but not without backup. He wants moral support, so his best friend and flatmate, Jackson, agrees to pretend to be his partner so he can go with him.

It’s easy for Jackson to be convincing when his feelings for Nick are as genuine as ever. He put his crush on the back burner long ago, but acting out a role he’d love to play for real is harder than he imagined. Holding hands, kissing under the mistletoe, even sharing a bed for the sake of the charade... He can’t help wondering what he’s let himself in for, and whether his heart can take it.

Emotions run high as Nick grapples with family issues, and the sexual tension between him and his best friend becomes difficult to ignore. But if he and Jackson give into the temptation to be fake boyfriends with benefits over the holiday, what will it mean for their future as friends once Christmas is over?

Contains: best friends to lovers, pretend boyfriends, daddy issues, mistletoe, and a happy ending—of course.


Operation Fake Relationship by Jay Northcote was super sappy and sweet, and this reader loved it. Nick and Jackson went on Christmas Holiday to Nick’s family and faked a relationship in order for Nick to stick it to his parents. But as things turned out he and Jackson fell in love which made the trip all the better.

The author did a nice job of wading through crazy family gatherings especially during the stressful holidays. I enjoyed the characters and the easy banter that ensued.

Operation Fake Relationship was a nice Christmas trope that left a smile on my face.

Sexy & Sizzling

A four handcuff review


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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

S.E.X. Release Blitz~ The Christmas Pundit by V.L. Locey

 





Length: 52,362 words

Cover Design: Designs By Sloan

Laurel Holidays Series

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Blurb

Will two complete opposites learn to cross party lines to benefit their beloved hometown and save Christmas?

Evan Griffiths is enjoying his tenure as the mayor of Cedarburg, Pennsylvania. While it may barely be a blip on the state map, it’s where he grew up, and he’s thrilled to be at the helm of the tiny rural community. With the recent election in the past, Evan can focus on his agenda to bring Cedarburg out of the fifties. Being the first gay mayor in the town’s history is a good start but there’s plenty more to do. His first big job is expanding the yearly Christmas Carnival to lure tourists to his fiscally challenged birthplace. Things seem to be moving along at a good pace then a ghost from Christmases past arrives on the morning bus.

As soon as Gideon Pierce returns to Cedarburg he picks up right where he left off back in elementary school—tormenting Evan at every turn. Only this time instead of shoving Evan down on the playground, Gideon is bedeviling him with snippy editorials in the local paper. Gideon is no longer the gangly, bucktoothed kid he used to be. When his gaze keeps touching on Gideon’s mouth and the appreciative fire in his brilliant holly green eyes, Evan finds it harder and harder to keep his mind on witty replies to Gideon’s cutting viewpoints.




USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.




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2020 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.